Photo credit: Kristi Bracewell Photography
I’ve always played it safe, not taking many risks in life. Starting a small business is definitely a BIG RISK and NOT playing it safe. However, I decided recently that I needed a change. I enjoy visiting new places and going to small, local boutiques. Usually, when visiting most boutiques, it’s rare to find a place that offers plus size clothing. So, I came up with the concept, why not find all of these different, unique brands and have them located in one place?
THIS is where the journey started. I began researching brands, where they were made, the quality reviews, and contacting companies for wholesale opportunities. I decided that I wanted to promote Texas and USA made products, for the most part – so I researched several companies and their backgrounds. My goal is to stay local, and stay small. I want to offer unique fashion, to my community, in clothing options of all sizes. If you notice, on my website , many of the styles have limited inventory. I did this purposely. I want people to have a uniqueness about them and their style. I don’t want to see everyone wearing the same exact thing. We are all different, and it is important to express our differences through many different outlets, with fashion and style being one of those creative outlets.
My second goal, was to ensure the products I offered are AFFORDABLE. I am a mother of 2, middle class, one income family. I know how important it is to budget. Although, I enjoy looking and trying some of these brands at the high end stores in the mall or exclusive boutiques, the price is way above my budget. I strive to offer a few of these same brands, at an affordable price. Women, mothers especially, have the tendency to put ourselves on the back burner. I think it is important to treat ourselves sometimes. We can get the job done, while looking good, too, right?
Although it is a very scary feeling to put yourself out there to the world, I WANT the feedback and criticism. I’m not, by any means, an expert. I’m just a woman, trying to share my style and fashion, support my family, and gain some fellow sisters to add to my tribe. Different people provide different perspectives. I feel that is super important in order to grow and learn, to have a tribe that is honest, supportive, and genuinely wants to see other succeed.
With that being said, I would LOVE to hear from you! I want feedback, suggestions, encouragement, criticism, and support.